SMS: A Gift to 8th Grade Students
For Immediate Release:
The COVID-19 changed the lives of everyone, including the 8th grade class at Stafford Middle School. Like many students who are moving up this year, the 8th grade class of 2020 never had time to properly say goodbye to their teachers and Stafford Middle School before taking their big step into high school.
The Stafford Middle School Family School Organization (FSO), 8th grade parents, and 8th grade teachers wanted to give these students something to remember their time there and came up with the idea of giving each student a goodie bag. These bags are filled with many items donated by parents and local businesses and will act as a reminder of the students’ time at Stafford Middle School.
However, the bags would not be possible without the many generous donations of our local businesses, including The Stafford Middle School FSO, Plattsburgh Teachers Association, Adam’s Brother’s Painting, Coryer Staffing, Inc., Champlain Spine and Pain Management, The TickTock Group, Lee Appliance and Carpets, ETS, Inc., Warren Tire, Northern Insuring, Be Well, Hamilton Funeral Home, Style and Substance, Hobie’s Sports Den, Stewart’s Shops, and Chick-Fil-A.
“This was a labor of love and we cannot express enough our thanks to our supportive business community who has, like everyone, been affected by the pandemic,” said Kellie Lathrop, SMS FSO Treasurer. Lathrop continued, “This could not have been done without the help of many parents, teachers, and staff from Stafford Middle School who worked hard to put these bags together.”
Stafford Middle School teachers, staff, FSO, and parents send a huge thank you to all involved in helping to give the 8th graders something positive during this difficult time.